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February 11, 2015
4:00 pm

Morgan University Center 303 

Alumni Reading by Kory Shrum, Heather Donahoe, and Stephanie Bryant

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Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. She has dabbled in everything from fortune telling to martial arts and when not reading or writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, and wearing a gi.  Her poetry has appeared in North American Review, Bateau and elsewhere. She has also published two urban fantasy novels, Dying for a Living and its sequel, Dying by the Hour. Learn more about Shrum from her website.

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Heather Donahoe is the author of The Southern Food Truck Cookbook which has been described as a "collection of recipes" that "is a mosaic of the culinary traditions that are fondly recognized throughout the South."  Follow her on Twitter @HeatherDonahoe

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Stephanie was the co-founder of Up the Staircase Quarterly, where she served as co-editor from 2008 - 2013. She left to pursue the the job of Publisher/Editor of Red Paint Hill Publishing.  She has been nominated for Best of the Net, storySouth Million Writers Award, and twice for the Pushcart Prize. A few of her publications include The Sow's Ear Poetry Review,Connotation Press, Full of Crow, Eclectica and THRUSH Poetry Journal. Read more about Stephanie by visiting her website.


March 26, 2015
8:00 pm

Honors Commons

Poetry and Fiction Reading by Charlotte Pence and Adam Prince

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Photo by John Black 

Charlotte Pence is the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks and the editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics, an essay collection on the similarities and differences between poetry and songs. Her first full-length poetry collection, Spike, is due out in 2014 by Black Lawrence Press. North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review Online and many other journals have published her work. She is married to the fiction writer Adam Prince and joined the creative writing faculty at Eastern Illinois University in 2013. To learn more about Pence, visit her website.

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Born and raised in Southern California, Adam Prince has since lived in New York, South Korea, Arkansas, Nicaragua, and Knoxville, Tennessee. His award-winning fiction has appeared in The Missouri ReviewThe Southern Review, and Narrative Magazine, among others. In 2011, Narrative Magazine named him one of the best twenty new writers. He is married to the poet Charlotte Pence and is currently at work on a novel that takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia. He will serve as the 2012-2013 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School. And his first book, a short story collection called The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men, is now available from Black Lawrence Press, an imprint of Dzanc Books.  To learn more about Adam Prince, visit his website.



April 1, 2015
4:00 pm

Morgan University Center 303 

Poetry Reading by Amy Wright and Andrea Spofford

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Amy Wright is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal and the author of five chapbooks. She received a Peter Taylor fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a VCCA fellowship, and was recognized as an Emerging Writer at the Southern Women Writers’ Conference. Her work appears in a number of journals, including Brevity, DIAGRAM, Drunken Boat, The Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Passages North, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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Andrea Spofford writes poems and essays, some of which can be found or are forthcoming in The Portland Review, Sugar House Review, Vela Magazine, Revolver, Kudzu Review, Composite: Arts Magazine, Puerto del Sol, Redactions, Red Paint Hill Quarterly, and more. She has chapbooks available from Dancing Girl Press and Red Bird Chapbooks and her first book, The Pine Effect, is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Press in 2015.
Andrea is poetry editor for Zone 3 Press.  To learn more about Spofford, visit her website.


To read about previous participants in the Visiting Writers Series, visit our Visiting Writers webpage.


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